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formalize

for·mal·ize

formalize

 
pronunciation:
for m laIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: formalized, formalizes, formalizing
definition 1: to make proper, legal, or official.
similar words:
seal
definition 2: to give a clear shape or form to.
derivations: formalization (n.), formalizer (n.)